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Full text of "Annual report of the Town of Andover"

THE 



AUDITORS' REPORT 



OF THE 



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OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



FOR THE YEAR ENDING FEB. 20, 1856. 



ANDOVER: 

PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER. 

1856. 



AUDITORS' REPORT. 



In consequence of the anticipated division of the Town of Andover, at 
the March meeting, 1855, the election of Officers was delayed until the 
last of April, when Selectmen, Overseers of the Poor, and Treasurer were 
elected ; the Board chosen the previous year, holding over until then. _ The 
Auditors therefore present an Account Current from the Treasurer in of- 
fice, previous and subsequent to this Division. In the Tables following, 
making the aggregate of the Orders drawn by both Boards, this separation 
has not been preserved ; as the old Books were not then closed ; charges 
for Orders drawn, after the town was divided, being entered upon them 
until the close of the Fiscal Year. 

In this connection, the Auditors take leave to suggest that changes in 
the mode of keeping the Town's Accounts, are highly desirable. As now 
kept, all classes of Expenditures are blended together ; so that, to ascertain 
in regard to any one of them, the several items must be " picked out " 
from the combined charges of all the Accounts ; these entries being made in- 
discriminately, at the time the Orders are given. For instance : to find the 
cost of the Fire Department, it is necessary to examine the whole of the 
charges for Orders drawn, upon the Selectmen's Books, making eight or 
ten pages, closely written, and cull out what pertains to this Account ; and 
thus of each Department. This process leaves large opportunity for 
errors in preparing the analysis accompanying the Treasurer's account, 
generally printed each year for the use of the Town, as the Auditors for 
the present year, have verily found ; much time having been required to 
correct these tables so that they would agree with the Treasurer's statement 
of orders paid. 

The same difficulty occurs in regard to determining the Liabilities of the 
Town. No record is kept of " Notes Payable." If a Note or more is left 
out, being still due, or has been paid, there is no test whereby it can be 
discovered. — In the list of the notes purporting to be unpaid, it is not stated 
whether the interest has been settled, to the present time or not, or to whom 
interest has been paid. — It is presumed a considerable amount is due North 
Andover, which accrued when the Town was divided, but it does not thus 
appear upon the Town's Books. — Last year $708 43 was returned as a debt 
of the Town of East Hampton, but what has become of it, is not shown. — 
Has the Liquor Agency cost the Town over $500 00, as would seem by the 
amounts charged and credited ? or is there stock on hand to this amount ? 
Of whom has $1,J25 00 been borrowed the past year? All these points 
and many others can be verbally explained, no doubt, but we think the 
books themselves should be their own interpreters ; and the Auditors sub- 
mit that it would be better to post the several items of each Account to ap- 
propriate Departments, upon a Ledger, or some Book corresponding thereto ; 
thus presenting at one view, and distinctively, the state of each division of 
Expenditure and Liability. 

Wm. Peirce, "> 

John E. Putney, £• Auditors. 
Nathan Shattuck, ) 
Andover, March 17, 1856. 



TREASURER'S 

Dr. Town of Andover in Account 

To Cash paid Andover Bank, . 1,300 00 

" " " Note and Interest to Daniel Abbott, 291 50 
« " " Interest to Joseph Rice, 30 00 

" " « on Selectmen's Orders, 3,627 02 

" « « « Overseers of the Poor's Orders, 1,065 54 

Due Balance of Taxes assessed in 1854, Herman 

Phelps, Collector, 165 95 

Cash on hand to balance, 648 22 



$7,128 23 



Dr. Town of Andover in Account 

To Cash paid on Orders of the Selectmen and 

Overseers of the Poor, $11,096 65 

To Cash paid State Tax for 1855, 2,416 50 

" « " Notes at Andover Bank, 4,850 00 

" « " " to Joshua Ballard, 100 00 

" " « « « Elizabeth Lewis, 50 00 

" « " « " Joseph Rice, 605 00 

" " " Interest to sundry persons, 153 78 

" » « " M Andover Bank, 69 63 

" " « " « Punchard School Fund, 60 00 

" " " Selectmen and Auditors, 16 00 

" " « Treasurer for Services, 50 00 
" Balance due for Taxes assessed, viz. 

Herman Phelps, 707 47 

R. S. Morton, 480 52—1,197 99 

" Cash on hand, 1,786 88 

$22,452 43 



ACCOUNT. 

with Joseph Rice, Treasurer. Or. 

By Cash in Treasury, Feb. 21, 1855, 5,087 23 

By Balance of Taxes assessed in 1854, viz. 
Moody Bridges, Collector, $265 68 

Charles Abbott, " 262 31 

Jonas Holt, " 291 08 

Herman Phelps, " 888 95— 1,708 02 

By Cash refunded for burial of children, 7 00 

" " from Lawrence for support of Paupers, 18 72 



" " Loan from Daniel Abbott, 
" " of J. E. Dodge for Poll Tax, 
" " of C. H. Peirce for School B< 


Doks, 

ency), 
of Paupi 


300 00 
1 50 
5 76 




$7,128 23 


with Henry W. Abbott, Treasurer. 

By Cash of J. Rice, late Treasurer, 
" " " Sundry persons on Loan, 
" " " Andover Bank, 
" " " Savings " 
" " " D. H. Atwood (Liquor Ag 
a u f or Peddler's License, 
" " of City of Salem, for support 


Or. 

$648 22 
1,125 00 
4,850 00 
1,000 00 
1,014 24 
12 00 
srs, 70 90 



" " Merrim'k Sch'l Dist. (overdrawn money), 3 98 
" " Treas'r N. And'r proportion Co. Taxes, 1,676 53 
" " " " " State " 943 05 

" « State School Fund, 318 12 

" u State for support of Paupers, 46 14 

" " J. Mclntire, Funeral expenses refunded, 10 50 
" " town of Tewksbury for Wood to B. Bailey, 4 70 
" " city of Newbmyport for sup't of Paupers, 14 41 
Balance of Taxes assessed in 1854, Herman 

Phelps, Collector, 165 95 

Cash of N. Andover for support of Paupers, 506 57 

Assessors' Orders for Taxes assessed in 1855, viz. 
H. Phelps, 4,851 47 

R. S. Morton, 5,190 65— 10,042 12 

1* $22,452 43 



6 



ANALYSIS OF SELECTMEN'S ACCOUNT OF 
ORDERS DRAWN. 

(1) FOR SUPPORT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 



Name. 






Orders drawn. 


Still due. 


High School, 






$433 48 


$204 69 


Centre District, 


N. P. 


23 93 






Merrimack " 




198 10 






River " 




126 59 






Farnham " 




48 00 






Kimball " 




14 62 






Pond " 




24 84 


*436 08 




Centre « 


S. P. 




227 50 


253 14 


fVillage " 






599 88 




B. Vale " 






672 01 


3 51 


Phillips " 






231 46 


101 42 


Scotland " 






286 62 


50 04 


Holt " 






343 72 


1 28 


Centre " 


W. P. 




281 50 


14 10 


Frye " 






451 00 




JOsgood " 






284 33 




§North " 






193 75 




Abbott " 






90 95 


75 83 


Bailey " 


G & R 


• 


196 25 


89 00 




$4,728 53 
SCHOOL 


$793 01 


(2) BUILDIN 


EP AIRING 


HOUSES. 


Centre District, 


N. P. 


3 34 






River " 




16 52 






Kimball " 




11 88 


*31 74 




Centre " 


S. P. 




13 45 




Village " 






112 70 


44 09 


B. Vale « 






506 00 


225 89 


Phillips " 








7 63 


Holt « 






4 25 


6 95 


Centre " 


W. P. 




105 05 


• 


Frye Vil. " 








1 50 


Bailey " 








36 




$773 19 


-$286 42 


* Due last year and before the division of the Town. t Overdrawn, $1,12. 


t Overdrawn, 43 cts. 




§ Overdrawn, $4,81. 



4 00 
30 00 


1 20 

5 75 


4 00 

1 23 

53 59 


15 00 

50 00 
1 00 



7 
(3) INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

Sylvester Abbott for damage from defect in road, 
Stacy & Richardson for printing Auditors' Report, 
James P. Burnham for notifying land owners on Far- 
well Road in 1852, 
J. D. Flagg for printing, 
John Kittredge for circulating Remonstrance against 

the Air Line Road, 
C. R. Darling for Stationery, 
J. D. Flagg for printing School Report, 
S. C. Jackson and others for services and expenses in 

procuring a division of the Town, 
James Stevens, Treasurer, for rent of Parish Hall, 
Robert Callahan for returning 10 deaths, 
Henry W. Abbott for demand and cost in case of 

Samuel Jenkins, 54 97 

Nathaniel Wilson, Treasurer of Lawrence, for pay of 

taxes, 27 33 

Dan Weed for services as Attorney in case of Air 

Line Road, 19 75 

Joseph F. Allen for returning 9 deaths, . 90 

Asa A. Abbott for surveying between Andover and 

North Andover, 7 50 

Marcus Morton, Jr. for services and expenses in case 

of Air Line Road, • 130 35 

Alfred Putnam for presenting remonstrance against 

the Air Line Road, 4 50 

Eben P. Higgins for altering Guideboard, 50 

Enoch Frye 3rd for circulating petition for discontin- 
uance of Air Line Road, 2 00 
Thomas Groom & Co. for Books and Stationery, 32 27 
John D. Flagg for printing Town Warrant, 4 25 
Hobart Clark for Postage, 5 09 
William Lemon for binding books, 1 00 
Sundries for Watchmen's services, 114 67 
Parker Richardson's heirs for damage by water, 25 00 
Andrew L. Frye for circulating petition, 5 50 
Jonas Holt for stone boundary between Andover and 

North Reading, 1 25 

John J. Brown for engraving Police Badges, 1 00 

Henry F. Barnard for Room for Town Meetings, 100 00 
Geo. French for dinners for Selectmen and Checkers, 4 75 



Amount carried forward, $708 35 



s 



00 
80 
00 
50 
50 



Amount brought forward, $708 35 

J. F. C. Hayes for printing, 4 50 

Thomas Groom & Co. for Record Book, 3 50 
Jonas Holt for boun'y betw'n Andover & Tewksbury, 2 50 
Jedediah Burtt for cash and services in dividing Town, 14 00 

"William Bell for returning 10 deaths, 1 00 

Isaac Blunt « " 28 « 2 

William G. Reed for Police Badges, 3 

Luther P. Martin for surveying road, 2 

Asa A. Abbott « « « 1 

Varnum Lincoln for services in writing, 46 26 

Herman Phelps for returning 13 deaths, 1 30 

Alfred Putnam for distributing envelops, 1 50 

North Andover, for portion of State School Fund, 124 15 

" " " " " " Paupers, 18 01 

Henry W. Abbott for travelling expenses, 2 55 

E. P. Higgins for painting Sign Board, 3 00 

$940 42 



Isaac M. Hardy, " 
Hiram Hardy, * 

W. P. Foster, < 

Elijah Hussey, ' 

Amos Abbott 2d, ( 
Daniel Abbott, l 

Isaac Stevens, * 

Joel F. Abbott, < 

James C. Carlton, ' 
Timothy Abbott, « 
Nathan F. Abbott, ' 
Rufus F. Caldwell, < 
Sylvester Abbott, ' 
John Gouch, " Bridge in Abbott Village, 1 25 

Henry Keniston, " " nearSutton'sFactory,52 20 

" " for work on Culvert, near N. Stevens, 110 00 

Fearing, Hovey & Co., spikes for Ballard Vale Bridge, 5 25 
Edmund Barker, for repairing Bridge in Dist. No. 6, 4 00 
David Baker, for repairs on Ballard Vale Bridge and 

Bridge in Marland Village, 427 96 



3 AND BRIDGES. 




or on Ballard Vale 


Bridge, 


$5 00 


on Roads in Frye 


Village, 


23 25 




" Dist. No. 4, 


13 75 




l I M 


19, 


20 50 




< cc 


28, 


28 03 




I u 


19, 


2 80 




i a 


18, 


8 00 




l u 


7, 


8 50 




i u 


19, 


36 00 




i it 


41, 


3 50 




l u 


39, 


16 00 




l u 


1, 


1 25 




a u 




4 00 




i u 


44, 


2 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$773 24 



Amount brought forward, $773 24 

Jacob Farnham, for timber for Kimball Bridge, 4 62 

William Bell, for labor on Road, Dist. No. 45 3 20 

Geo. Boutwell, for labor on Road, in 1854, 5 00 
John B. Jenkins, for labor on Road, in District No. 26, 2 00 

Wm. Foster, for fence on road, laid out in 1853, 9 59 
J. Durgin, stone and labor on Bridge in Frye Village, 12 00 

C. & E. Livingston, making Road in Ballard Vale, 862 42 

" surveying the same, 6 00 

Geo. Boutwell (non-resident), Taxes, 1854, 2 19 

Jasper Rea, for repairing Bridge, near Ben. Rogers, 1 75 

Isaac Stevens, for repairing Road, near his house, 1 00 
Henry Keniston, stones for Bridge, near Sutton's Mills, 4 00 
C. Brooks, nails, &c, for repairs on Ballard Vale Bridge, 4 75 
Marland Manufacturing Company, for lighting Bridge, 

while being repaired, 1 00 

John Stimpson, for work on Bridge, near his house, 3 00 

Dist. No. 10, Henry F. Pasho, ' 12 75 

" 2, John Abbott, 52 76 

" 24, Geo. Boutwell, 12 85 

" 6, Stillman H. Harnden, 23 42 

" 11, Elijah Hussey, 16 02 

" 19, James Bailey, 15 00 

« 12, Moody B. Abbott, 33 48 

" 5, John Trull, 10 71 

" 27, John Hackett, 22 85 

•' 1, Henry Burtt, 108 33 

" 27, Benj. Hayward, 34 37 

" 9, Wm. Woodbridge, 23 93 

" 24, Willard Jones, 28 86 

" 3, John Manning, 19 43 

" 17, Sylvester Lovejoy, 5 32 

" 15, Ezra Abbott, 11 33 

" 8, Geo. B. Woodbridge, 6 55 

" 22, Thomas Clark, 41 04 

" 14, Solomon Holt, 24 36 

" 4, Nathan B. Abbott, 40 

" 23, Paul P. Pillsbury, 86 88 

" 13, Joshua H. Chandler, 72 47 

" 18, Joshua Phelps, 12 25 

" 26, Fred. Symonds, 127 65 

" 16, P. B. Follansbee, 25 41 

" 21, Timothy P. Bailey, 20 78 

$2544 96 



10 



(5) REMOVING SNOW. 



ist. 


No. 22, James M. Prescott, 
' 7, Isaac Stevens, 


$10 50 
2 40 




c 11, Nathan Foster, 
i 15, Samuel Raymond, 
' 16, Jesse Kimball, 


3 40 
2 75 

4 95 




' 14, Jacob Farnham, 


3 75 




' 21, Jesse Sargent, 


5 20 




£ 22, Ebenezer Jones, 


2 10 




< 23, Henry Brownell (1854), 

< 32, Abel B. Walker, 


1 00 

2 10 




' 34, Samuel Bailey, 
36, Joseph Bailey, 
' 37, Stephen Hardy, 
1 41, Geo. Boutwell, 


1 90 
4 20 

8 00 
60 




1 22, Ebenezer Jones, 


1 00 


Wm. Foster, 


1 60 


Ebenezer Fish, 


2 05 


Levi Farnham, 


2 25 






$59 75 



(6) FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

John C. Morse, for labor on Engine No. 1, 

Geo. W. Gould, for Expenses on " 

Henry Burtt, for Oil and Work, " 

Hunneman & Co. for Hose, " 

Willard Pike, for Oil and Soap " (1854) 

Annual Pay of Members, Shawshin Company, 

Hunneman &- Co. for Hose, Engine No. 2, 

John Adams, for Work on " 

John Foster, for Goods furnished " 

Annual Pay of Members, Cochickewick Company, 

C. S. Parker, for Varnishing Engine No. 1, 

John C. Morse, for Services, " 

Jos. Richardson, for Wood, " 

Willard Pike, for Sundries, " 



$9 00 


14 71 


62 


10 60 


4 68 


174 82 


3 00 


6 24 


1 36 


107 25 


6 00 


10 25 


3 75 


13 75 



$366 03 



11 



(7) SELECTMEN, ASSESSORS, OVERSEERS OF 
THE POOR, AND TREASURER. 



Joseph Rice, two months 


as Treasurer, 


$8 50 


Asa A. Abbott, " 


Selectman, 


6 00 


George Foster, " 


u 




10 75 


Daniel Carlton, " 


u 




5 00 


Joseph Shattuck, " 


a 




3 50 


Sam'l K. Johnson, " 


u 




5 00 


Enoch Frye 3d, 






120 79 


Jonas Holt, 






80 00 


George Foster, 




OF TAXES. 


97 62 




$337 16 


(8) REMITTANCE 





Herman Phelps, Collector, West District, West Parish, 16 25 
Jonas Holt, Collector, South District, South Parish, 12 54 
Chas. Abbott, Collector, South District, North Parish, 10 00 
Moody Bridges, Collector, North District, N. Parish, 3 00 
Rufus S. Morton, 104 80 

Herman Phelps, 120 71 



(9) ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 

H. Phelps, in favor of Timothy Bailey, 
Henry E. Hayward, 
Susannah Johnson, 
Rufus S. Morton, 
Herman Phelps, 



$267 30 



4 94 

2 98 

65 

24 62 

9 39 

$42 58 



(10) CONSTABLES' SERVICES. 

Moody Bridges, for Services rendered, 
James C. Carlton, " 

Charles Pray, " 



$2 00 
4 12 
1 50 

15 19 



$22 81 



12 
(11) SCHOOL BOOKS. 

M. Sands, for School Books to April 14, $2 64 

John Foster, 10 12 

Edwin Danforth, 6 00 



(13) LIQUOR AGENCY. 

A. S. Mansfield, for Liquor, 
D. H. Atwood, for Freight, &c, 

" Liquor, 

" Services, six months, 

Brewer, Stevens & Co., for Porter, 

" Alcohol, 

A. S. Mansfield, for Liquor, 
Briggs & Richardson, " 



$18 76 



(12) SCHOOL COMMITTEE. 

Rev. Wm. B. Brown, for Services, $48 50 

" Wm. T. Briggs, " 68 00 

" Chas. H. Pierce, " 46 00 

" Varnum Lincoln, " 56 00 

Enoch Frye 3d, " 37 50 



$256 00 



$982 65 


21 80 


97 63 


75 00 


14 00 


20 18 


277 57 


41 38 



$1530 21 



(14) OVER-WORK BY SURVEYORS ON HIGH- 
WAYS. 

Sylvester Lovejoy, for Work on Bridge in Dist. No. 17, 
Geo. B. Woodbridge, for Work on Highway, " 8, 
Henry Burtt, for Work on Highway, District No. 1, 
John Trull, " « 5, 

J. Fletcher, stone for Bridge, near W. Poor's, 
Herman Phelps, for Work on Road, Dist. No. 18, 

$55 02 



$5 00 


5 52 


33 00 


1 50 


8 00 


2 00 



13 

(15) COLLECTION OF TAXES. 

Rufus S. Morton, $149 73 

Herman Phelps, 118 61 

$268 34 



(16) SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS BY THE SE- 
LECTMEN, FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES. 

Henry Burtt, for Work on Turnpike Bridge, $60 00 

David Barker, " Bridge Culvert, at B. Vale, 128 91 
Paul P. Pillsbury, stone, Ballard Vale Bridge, 14 37 

Jonas Holt, for Work on Road near Samuel Tucker's, 51 46 
J. H. Edwards, for paving Drain, 10 00 

Jonas Holt, for repairing Road in District No. 26, 11 50 
John H. Manning, for repairing Bridge on School-St, 7 00 
David Baker, for building Bridge, near Cogswell place, 45 00 
Paul P. Pillsbury, for Work on Ballard Vale Road, 26 30 
Abbott & Clement, repairing Side-walk and Bridge, 47 60 
John Abbott, for Land and Fence, near Cogswell place, 53 75 
John Hackett, for Railing, in District No. 18, 7 76 

Fred. Symonds, for carting Gravel, 3 25 

C. C. Grant, for Labor on Roads and Bridge, 41 00 

Daniel P. Abbott, for grading Road, near Cogswell's, 35 00 
John H. Manning, for Working John D. Flagg's Tax, 4 91 
John H. Hodsden, for breaking Path, near Frye Village, 2 00 
David Baker, for Work on Bridge, near Jas. Abbott's, 7 95 
Thomas Clark, for Work on Road, District 22, 13 44 

Thomas Clark, for repairing Bridge near D. Baker's, 14 84 

$586 04 



14 

ANALYSIS OF ACCOUNT OF OVERSEERS OF 
THE POOR. 

(1) RELIEF OUT OF THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Benjamin Simpson (small-pox and funeral expenses) $33 92 

Dorcas and Anna Jones, 

Asa Bailey, 

Rose Coburn (1854), 

Widow Bixby, 

Richard C. Hackett, 

Hugh Trulan and family, 

Wife of Benjamin Whitcomb, 

Henry M. Hovey, 

William Kimball, 

Edmund Parks, 

Chloe Frye, 

Joseph Pace and family, 

Deborah Wood (1851), 

Ellen Glory, " 

Patrick McCarty, " 

Armstrong family, 7.00, Elijah Long, 1.62, 

Henry M. Hovey, 19.50, Simeon F. Tuck, 29.38, 

Persis Frye, 15.00, Rebecca Shattuck, 26.00, 

E. G. Wardwell, 7.54, Mrs. Sass, .08, 

Dorcas and Anna Jones, 46.25, J. Wardwell, 7.50, 

James Hovey, 7.50, Diana Russell, 10.50, 

$367 35 



13 00 


3 50 


2 50 


12 92 


29 48 


19 30 


14 00 


6 50 


6 00 


17 88 


3 00 


14 00 


2 00 


5 48 


6 00 


8 62 


48 88 


41 00 


7 62 


53 75 


18 00 



(2) EXPENSES OF ALMSHOUSE. 

H. W. Abbott, sundries, 

It. A. Yinal & Brother, grain, 

Richardson & Jenkins, sundries, 

E. Nickerson, fish, 

J. W. Carter & Brother, sundries, 

French & Fuller, " 

W. A. Brown, Jr. & Co., ■ " 

C. C. Grant, " 

Dodge & Beard, " 

Arno Ellis, soap, 

Joshua H. Chandler, meat, 

Amount carried forward, $372 14 



$2 63 


67 38 


4 92 


10 75 


39 80 


74 59 


25 34 


50 00 


19 42 


41 26 


36 05 



15 



Amount brought forward, 
Higgins & Abbott, sundries, 
Cyras G. McNeil, " 

Joshua Phelps, pair oxen, 
C. C. Grant, Superintendent to April 1, 
Barnett & Tozier, for a horse, 
Taylor & Carter, for grain and flour, 
Enoch Frye 3d, cow, 
R. A. Vinal & Brother, grain, 
Earle & Worcester, flour, 
E. Gallagher, grain, 
Charles C. Grant, sundries, 
Higgins & Abbott, " 
Ebenezer Nickerson, fish, 
W. A. Brown, Jr. & Co., sundries, 
J. H. Chandler, meat, 
Boston and Maine Railroad, freight, 
Magdalen Watt, labor in House, 
W. P. Balch, Jr., flour, 
Dodge & Beard, sundries, 
Enoch Frye 3d, " 
W. Fletcher & Co., coal, 
French & Fuller, coffee and rice, 
S. G. Valpey, meat, 
Charles Copp, labor, 
W. G. Reed, sundries, 
J. R. Pruden, fish, 



$372 14 


46 80 


7 41 


115 00 


250 00 


165 00 


33 50 


30 00 


194 81 


126 38 


18 00 


100 00 


68 53 


7 25 


35 90 


59 70 


15 98 


30 00 


31 50 


55 21 


"8 58 


97 50 


12 85 


122 43 


136 00 


21 82 


7 25 



$2169 54 



(3) MEDICAL ATTENDANCE. 



Doct. Walter H. Kimball (B. Simpson, small-pox), $15 00 
" Seneca Sargent (J. Brown's family, small-pox) 30 00 
" Stephen Tracy (Almshouse), 
" " " (Henry Smith's family), 

" " " (E.G. Wardwell's family), 

" " " (Edmund Parks), 

" Joseph Kittredge (Priscilla Swan, Salem), * 
" " " (R. C. Hackett), 

" " " (Elijah Long, and supplies) 

Doct. Walter H. Kimball (child of F. S. Tuck), 

$142 75 



20 00 


12 50 


1 00 


10 00 


12 00 


5 75 


28 00 


8 50 



16 
(4) FUNERAL EXPENSES. 



Chloe Frye, 


$9 00 


Child of Lewis G. Hatch, 


2 50 


Daughter of Elbridge G. Wardwell, 


3 75 


Wife of David Pace, 


6 50 


Child of E. L. P. Cochran, 


2 50 


John Mclntire, 


10 50 



$34 75 



(5) CHARGEABLE TO CITIES AND TOWNS. 

City of Lawrence, for Amos Pace, $13 72 

City of Newburyport, for Rebecca Merrill, 8 00 

a a « it a Q 47 



$28 19 



(6) PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. 

City of Salem for Widow Philip Nichols, $14 62 

City of Lawrence for Levi Davis, 1 00 

Town of Marlboro' for H. Tralan and family, 16 00 

City of Lawrence for Joseph Pace and family, 13 98 

" " Joseph Brown and family, 105 63 

Town of North Andover for William Kimball, 20 69 

" " " " " PoUy Abbott, 13 93 

« " " " " Joseph Faulkner, 14 56 

$200 41 



(7) STATE PAUPERS. 

Expenses for Hugh A. Trulan (Insane), $15 28 



(8) INCIDENTAL EXPENSES. 

James P. Burnham, commitment (1852), $1 00 



17 
RECAPITULATION. 

Selectmen's Orders drawn in 1855 and 1856 : 



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Support of Schools, $4,728 53 
Building & Repairs of Sch. Houses, 773 19 

Incidental Expenses, 940 42 

Highways and Bridges, 2,544 96 

Removing Snow, 59 75 

Fire Department, 366 03 
Selectmen and Overseers of Poor, 337 16 

Remittance of Taxes, 267 30 

Abatement of Taxes, 42 58 

Constable's Services, 22 81 

School Books, 18 76 

School Committee, 256 00 

Liquor Agency, 1,530 21 

Overwork by Surveyors, 55 02 

Collection of Taxes, 268 34 

Special Appropriations, 586 04 



$12,797 10 



Overseers of the Poor, Orders : 

(1) Relief out of the Almshouse, $367 35 

(2) Expenses of Almshouse, 2,169 54 

(3) Medical Attendance, 142 75 

(4) Funeral Expenses, ' 34 75 

(5) Chargeable to Cities and Towns, 28 19 

(6) Paid to Cities and Towns, 200 41 

(7) State Paupers, 15 28 

(8) Incidental Expenses, 1 00 



$2,959 27 



Total Orders drawn in 1855 and 56 to Feb. 21, $15,756 37 

2* 



18 



PROOF. 



Whole amount of Orders drawn as 

per previous page, $15,756 37 

Deduct unpaid outstanding, 6 96 



Amount of Orders 1855-56 paid, $15,749 41 
Add outstanding Orders of 1854, paid 
this year, 39 80 

$15,789 21 

Orders paid by Joseph Rice, as per 
his account, $4,692 56 

Orders paid by H. W. Abbott, as per 
his account, $11,096 65 

$15,789 21 



19 



SUPERINTENDENT'S ACCOUNT. 



Dr. 

To Notes and Bills on hand, 

Cash received for Labor, 261.68, Pigs, 72.32, 

Vegetables, 

Peas and Beans, 

Grain and Apples, 

Soap Grease, 3.18, Wood, 3.50, 

Maps, 2.25, of Treasurer, 150.00 

Lodging Prisoners, 

Lard, 1.80, Clay, 47, Straw, 22.05, 

Hay, 8.22, Oxen, 185.00, 

Poultry and Eggs, 



Hides, 10.97, 



Plank, 2.90, 



Meadow Muck, 



$58 48 


334 00 


48 47 


58 52 


24 09 


6 68 


152 25 


12 94 


), 24 32 


193 22 


6 08 


13 87 


6 00 



$938 92 



Or. 

Notes and Bills on hand unpaid, 
Cash paid for Cloth and Clothing, 

" Boots and Shoes, 37.72, Fish, 36.39, 

" Freight and Transportation, 

" Blacksmithing, 

" Vinegar and Oil, 6.90, Leather, 5.78, 

" Ice, 6.60, to Paupers, 6.13, 

" Tin and Hard Ware, 

" M^edicines 

" Flour and' Grain, 67.05, Bread, 33.83, 

" Groceries, 

" Commitments, 

" Removing Paupers, 5.97, Seeds, 3.41, 

" Expense of Sick Horse, 

" Horse Hire, 4.75, School Books, 1.82, 

« Lime and Salt, 2.38, Sundries, 15.64, 

" Paint, 1.53, Farming Tools, 11.54, 

" Shote, 12.33, Oxen, 125.00, 

" Pasturing two Cows, 8.00, Labor, 89.84. 97 84 
Enoch Frye 3d, 



$58 48 


54 97 


74 11 


29 42 


4 61 


12 68 


12 73 


14 76 


19 06 


100 88 


22 98 


7 37 


9 38 


4 50 


6 57 


18 02 


13 07 


137 33 


34.97 84 


20 22 



Amount carried forward, 



$718 98 



20 



Amount brought forward, $718 98 

Cash paid Abbott & Clement, 21 31 

Henry Burtt, 4.51, Farnham & Gile, 10.93, 15 44 
E. Hussey, 23.77, Thomas Kimball, 11.69, 35 46 
J. H. Cochrane, 15,87, W. & J. Poor, 18.32,34 
Peter Temple, 3.45, Thomas Clark, 6.37, 9 
Josiah M. Abbott, 9.27, Isaac Wilson, 3.33,12 



H. W. Abbott, 25.11, for Meat, 24.76, 
for use of Winnowing Mill, 
" Cow, 21,25, Winnowing Mill, 4.00, 



By Balance, 



Cheese, 



49 
1 

25 
9 
5 



19 

82 
60 
85 
27 
25 
69 
06 



$938 92 



21 



PUNCHARD FREE SCHOOL. 

To the Town of Andover : 

The undersigned, Trustees of the Punchard Free- 
School, in obedience to the requirements of the Fifth Section 
of their Act of Incorporation, herewith render their Annual 
Account of the condition of the Fund and of the Receipts 
and Expenditures thereof, for the year ending Feb. 1, 1856. 
Amount of Fund, as per last Report, $57,035 85 

*Interest received since last Report (including $40 

received from sale of grass in 1854), 3,134 21 



,170 06 
Account of Expenditures. 

Cash paid Abbott & Clement, on 

Building- Contract, $11,300 00 

Cash paid W. H. Boardman, Base- 
ment, Grading, &c., 2,200 00 

Cash paid Wm. Callahan, labor on Well, &c, 253 42 
" for Insurance on Building, 126 00 

" Artemas Parker, Jr., for Stone, 71 05 
" T. Voelckers, for Plans, 100 00 

« A. R. Esty, « 75 00 

" Jos. R. Richards, " 20 00 

" Treasurer's Salary, to April, 1855, 100 00 
" for recording Conveyances, 2 50 



14,247 00 



Balance, $45,922 09 



Present Condition of Fund. 
Invested in Mortgages on Real Estate, and other 
valid Securities, bearing Interest, the sum 
of $45,400 00 

The Balance of five hundred and twenty- 
two T fhy Dollars, is deposited, to 
their credit, in the Andover Bank, 522 09 

$45,922 09 

Respectfully submitted, 

Samuel Fuller, Jacob Chickering, 

George Moore, Nathan Frye, 

Moses Foster, Jr., N. W. Hazen. 

Joseph Shattuck, 

* There are instalments of interest due and unpaid amounting to the sum of 
$408,00. 



22 



LIABILITIES OF THE TOWN 



Due the Public Schools, balance of School money 

appropriated, $793 01 
" School Districts, balance for Repairs and 

Building, 286 42 
" North Parish Religious Society, Note dated 

Sep. 2, 1850, 500 00 

" Mehitable Barker, Note dated April 30, 1853, 325 00 

" Joshua Bailard, « " Jan. 4, 1854, 100 00 

" Sarah Abbott, « « May 1, 1854, 350 00 
" Trustees of Punchard School Fund, Note 

dated Jan. 5, 1854, 1,000 00 

" Daniel Carleton, Note dated May 5, 1854, 350 00 

" Nathan F. Abbott, " " June 5, 1854, 150 00 

" Daniel Carleton, « " June 17, 1854, 100 00 
" Daniel Carleton, Guardian, Note dated June 

17, 1854, 440 00 

" Sarah Abbott, Note dated June 24, 1854, 60 |00 

" Jedediah Burtt, " " July 5, 1854, 250 00 

" Susanna Johnson, « " Aug. 1, 1854, 500 00 

" Daniel Abbott, " " April 1, 1855, 300 00 

" Joseph Rice, " " April 26, 1855, 625 00 

" H. W. Abbott, " « June 1, 1855, 300 00 

" Enoch Frye 3d, " " July 2, 1855, 200 00 

" Andover Savings Bank, Note dated Oct.6, 1855, 1,000 00 

" Outstanding Orders, 6 96 

$7,636 39 



23 



ASSETS OF THE TOWN. 



Balance of uncollected Taxes assessed in 1855 : 
Herman Phelps, Collector, $717 47 

It. S. Morton, « 480 52 



1,197 99 



Cash on 


hand, 






Village 


School District, 


overdraft, 


Osgood 


a 


u 


u 


North 


u 


u 


it 



1,786 88 
1 12 
43 
4 81 
6 46 



2,991 33 
Balance of Debt against the Town, 4,645 06 

*$7,636 39 

* To this should be added the amount due North Andorer, believed to be 
$6,500, making the balance of debt of the Town, $14,136.39.